Potty Training Lessons

Struggling with potty training your child?  We can assist!  

Ask: Is it time to train?

Potty-training success hinges on physical and emotional readiness, not a specific age. Many kids show interest in potty training by age 2, but others might not be ready until age 3 or even older — and there's no rush. If you start potty training too early, it might take longer to train your child.

Is your child ready? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your child seem interested in the potty chair or toilet, or in wearing underwear?
  • Can your child understand and follow basic directions?
  • Does your child tell you through words, facial expressions or posture when he or she needs to go?
  • Does your child stay dry for periods of two hours or longer during the day?
  • Does your child complain about wet or dirty diapers?
  • Can your child pull down his or her pants and pull them up again?
  • Can your child sit on and rise from a potty chair?

If you answered mostly yes, your child might be ready for potty training. If you answered mostly no, you might want to wait — especially if your child has recently faced or is about to face a major change, such as a move or the arrival of a new sibling.

A toddler who opposes potty training today might be open to the idea in a few months.  Call us at 805-390-6384 or email CornerstoneSB@aol.com for an appointment.



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